British voters wishing to remain in the Union or to leave only on consensual terms are deprived of any effective Parliamentary representation whatsoever.
Brendan Donnelly is the Director of The Federal Trust, a research institute studying the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Since its foundation in 1945, the institute has contributed to the study of federalism and federal systems and has always had a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it. The Federal Trust has no allegiance to any political party. It is registered as a charity for the purposes of education and research.
The Union’s critics like to compare it to the Soviet Union. But there is more than an echo of Lenin’s “democratic centralism” in what Mrs May is now proposing.